1920-1929. The Jazz Age. The Jazz Age (1920-1929). Time of Turmoil. Essential Question. How did prejudice and labor strife affect the nation following WWI?. The Red Scare. After WWI, Americans grew more suspicious of foreigners and those holding views different than their own
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Southern trees bear strange fruit
Blood on the leaves and blood at the root
Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze
Strange fruit hanging from the popular trees
Pastoral scene of the gallant south
The bulging eyes and the twisted mouth
Scent of magnolias, sweet and fresh
Then the sudden smell of burning flesh
Here is fruit for the crows to pluck
For the rain to gather, for the wind to suck
For the sun to rot, for the trees to drop
Here is a strange and bitter cry
3. What might have been the danger of Billie Holiday’s performance of this song during this era?
1. Evaluate: Who benefited from the increased popularity of the automobile?
2. Analyzing: Discuss the pros and cons of installment buying for the American consumer.
3. Answer the Essential Question: How did new technology and forms of transportation change American life?
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religion in society
"Boys and girls in the three upper years of high school marked the number of times they go out on school nights and the hour they get in at night more frequently than any other sources of friction with their parents. …"